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July 2, 2010

Najib Pertahankan PERKASA


Najib Pertahankan PERKASA


Saya terjumpa sebuah berita yang jelas membuktikan bahawa PERKASA bukanlah sebuah NGO yang ekstrem menurut kaca mata Perdana Menteri. Lantaran itu, petikan berita di bawah ini sudah memadai bagi saya menjawab tuduhan pihak-pihak tertentu, khususnya daripada saudara Khairy Jamaluddin berkenaan PERKASA yang telah dituduh kononnya menjadi penghalang kepada kejayaan konsep 1Malaysia yang diilhamkan oleh DS Najib sendiri. Jadi fikir-fikirkanlah. Wallahualam.


KUALA LUMPUR, 2 April - Datuk Seri Najib Razak sidestepped a question tonight on whether he was a Malay or a Malaysian first in an interview on satellite news channel Al Jazeera, while defending Perkasa as “not so extreme.”“Well technically, if we talk about the constitution, I am a Malay but I’m comfortable being a Malay in a Malaysian society. And I want us to work towards becoming a truly One Malaysia society. But I’m proud to be a Malay. I’m proud to be a Muslim. But the fact that I’m proud to be a Malay and a Muslim, it doesn’t mean I cannot relate to others,” he told Al Jazeera’s Fauziah Ibrahim tonight when asked if he was a Malay or Malaysian first.

The question came after he was forced yesterday to defend his deputy’s declaration that he considered himself “a Malay first”, and only then a Malaysian. Responding to a challenge from DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said earlier this week that it was not proper for him to identify himself as Malaysian first and Malay second.

The PM was also forced to defend his government’s policies amid criticisms from groups like Perkasa.“No I didn’t say they’ll be taken away,” he said when asked about opposition from Malay rights groups who fear their special privileges and their rights may be taken away from them.

Perkasa is not so extreme, if you listen to them carefully. They can shout about Malay rights as long as they are not extreme in their views and you know to the extent that we can accommodate Perkasa. And we can accommodate also the non-Malays as well. I do engage the non-Malay groups as well, so as Prime Minster, I’ve always said I’m Prime Minister for all Malaysians.”

Tonight’s interview on Al Jazeera was conducted on the eve of the anniversary of his first year in office, and comes in the same week in which he introduced his New Economic Model (NEM) which he hopes will be the plank of his administration.

During a speech earlier this week, Najib had spoken of the need to roll back affirmative action policies which encouraged rent-seeking and patronage. He also pointed out that under the NEM, affirmative action policies would be needs-based and not just race-based, but he did not provide any details on how this would be achieved.

The PM was also asked tonight about the growing influence of Perkasa, the group which has been fighting for the current affirmative action policies to be maintained and which has the patronage of former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

No, no, that’s not true. They are by and large supportive of Umno and they believe that Umno is the only vehicle that can really, not only promote Malay interest but really hold this country together. I think Umno is a strong party. Umno is well-established. Umno can deal with the emergence of Perkasa as well as other groups as well”, he said when asked about the recent warning from Perkasa to not make the group an enemy or risk losing their support.

Speaking about his 1 Malaysia platform, Najib denied that the special privileges of the Malays would be trampled upon. He said that 1 Malaysia was predicated on the constitution and provisions to protect Malay special rights. “I think if you implement things in a fairer way, you can reach out you know, to the Malays, to the non-Malays as well. “Don’t forget, when we implemented the New Economic Policy back in the 70s and 80s, and even in the 90s before the Asian Financial Crisis, it coincided with the growth rates in Malaysia being at break neck speed, you know 8 to 9 per cent was the norm in those days. So, New Economic Policy, affirmative action has never really hampered the growth of Malaysia into a modern economy.”

The PM was also asked about Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial, and reiterated the government’s stand that it was not a politically-motivated trial. “Well, I think we have to make people understand that it’s not the Malaysian government against Anwar Ibrahim. This is not a political trial. It’s about a young, well not intern, but a young officer chosen by him in his office, a 22 year-old man who feel very aggrieved, made a police report against his employer. And that was the genesis of the present case. It’s got nothing to do with the government. If that person did not make a police report, there’d be no case against Anwar Ibrahim,” he said. He added that Anwar’s trial now should not be compared to his first sodomy trial which happened when Dr Mahathir was PM. Asked if he thought that the first sodomy trial was political, he said: “I don’t think it was political, the first case. But there was maybe lack of corroborative evidence, if you like”

6 comments:

Wake UP! said...

Perkasa tidaklah sebegitu extreme sehinggakan menganjurkan perhimpunan haram seperti HINDRAF yang mengancam keselamatan negara.

Walaupun Perkasa mempertahankan hak-hak orang Melayu, tidak pula Perkasa mahukan hak-hak kaum lain pun dihapuskan.

Tidak seperti rasis kiasu yang mahukan hak keistimewaan orang Melayu dihapuskan.

kluangman said...

Apa yang extremenya sesuatu pertubuhan itu kalau mereka sekadar mempertahankan hak mereka.

Yang extreme ialah yang meminta, yang memaksa, yang merampas sesuatu yang bukan hak mereka.

Dalam hal Ka Siong dan Ibrahim Ali, keduanya sekadar memperkatakan sesuatu yang logik atas kapasiti mereka untuk survive, yang sedikit mengong tak tentu hala gila publisiti muarahan ialah KJ.

Dia loncat salah tempat.

Anonymous said...

Betul...KJ nie meroyan ker... PERKASA pertahankan hak bukan meminta....KJ..ko pergi buat kerja sebagai ketua PEMUDA umno...hapah pun tarak..

Anonymous said...

Budak talang....Jom hala meroyam kat KJ...

Burung Merbok said...

1. Setuju sangat dengan 'Wake Up'. PERKASA buakan sebuah NGO extremist. Melihat kepada Teras Perjuangan NGO ini, jelas kepada mereka yang teliti Perlembagaannya, PERKASA hanya mahu mempertahan hak orang Melayu seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia, tidak lebih daripada itu. Dalam nada yang sama, PERKASA juga tidak menidak hak kaum-kaum lain, seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan juga.

2. Untuk mengatakan PERKASA rasis adalah satu kenyataan yang bias dan betul-betul tak tepat. Mungkin yang lebih rasis, lebih keterlaluan dari niat dan tindak tanduk, adalah pertubuhan-pertubuhan haram yang lain seperti Hindraf umpamanya ! Lihat juga kenyataan2 yang pernah diluahkan oleh Dong Ziong atau Soqiu ; tak terlepas juga oleh pemimpin-pemimpin politik tertentu. Mereka secara terang-terangan, tanpa takut, tanpa hormat, tanpa mengambilkira perasaan pihak lain, bertindak biadap, kasar dan kurang ajar. Yang sedihnya, mereka ini pula sedikit pun TIDAK dikecam seperti manan PERKASA ditegur, dikritik dan dihentam ; baik oleh kaum lain maupun oleh bangsa Melayu sendiri.

3. Satu ketika PERKASA dianggap oleh UMNO sendiri sebagai saingan kepada mereka. Tetapi salah tanggapan ini reda dan keadaan animositi kian hari kian hilang. Cuma aga juga segelintir dari puak UMNO, sayapnya mungkin, yang masih cemburui dengan populariti PERKASA akhir-akhir ini. Perasaan cemburu ini boleh ditafsirkan sebagai alasan kelesuan, kelemahan, ketidakaktifan dan ketidaktentuan halatuju pergerakan mereka sendiri. Jangan pula menutup pekung sendiri dengan menyalah orang lain ! Dato Seri Najib, walaupun berpegang teguh dan tegas dengan gagasan 1 Malaysianya, patut dipuji kerana beliau begitu 'open-minded' dalam soal bangsanya, bahasa, affirmative action ..... pendek kata apa saja yang bersabit dengan maju mundur bangsanya. Tidak tercalar pun seorang Melayu sebagai rakyat Malaysia bila dia mengatakan ," I am a Malay first ". Tidak hilang patriotismenya pun sebagai rakyat Malaysia jika berungkapan sedemikian !

4. Yang patut menjadi tandatanya ialah samada 'mereka' benar-benar patriotik kepada Malaysia dan konsep 1 Malaysia itu. Jangan hanya menyokong gagasan ini semata-mata dari aspek yang menguntung mereka sahaja. Kita menjadi 'political hypocrites' jika bersifat sebegini. Dalam satu nada menyokong 1Malaysia ; tapi tak mahu pula melepas dan mengorban perkara-perkara yang tak selari dengan kehendak gagasan 1 Malaysia itu sendiri !

Muhammad Azli Shukri said...

terima kasih komen tuan2 semua...